Meet Our Team
My name is Daphne Zuniga, and I am so honored to be the Executive Director at the Hope Center! I am an author, speaker and results-driven business professional with a history of success as an entrepreneur, consultant and non-profit executive. I have been a mentor and business coach for over 35 years. My husband, Paul, and I have been married for 30 years and have two children, David and Avery. I recently released my first book titled Take Me Deeper Still, 40 Days to a Closer Walk with God.
Director of Crisis
My name is Lori Nutter and I am so honored to be the Director of Crisis Care! I have been volunteering with the Hope Center since October 2021. Prior to this, I worked at Community Connect in New Mexico for 5 years. I love serving our community and look forward to building our Crisis Care Department to further meet the needs of our community.
Director of Counseling
My name is Becky Bostic, and I am so honored to be the Director of Counseling at the Hope Center! Whether you have been in counseling before or never stepped foot in a counseling office my goal is to make this a space and time that you value and look forward to. We will work collaboratively to reach your goals and provide you with tools you can take into your day to day life. My primary focus is on anxiety, depression, couple's counseling, and veterans/first responders.
My name is Brittney Martinez, I am so honored to be a part of the counseling team at the Hope Center. I moved to Lago Vista from Denver and have loved being a part of the community here. I spent a large part of my career in Denver running treatment centers for at-risk youth in the Denver Metro area including young moms and teenage boys. I have over 10 years of experience counseling all ages. I look at the source of whatever an individual is dealing with and work toward resolution with you. I believe that anyone can overcome anything and I provide a supportive, directional, and direct approach towards getting there. I believe that truth and hope are the most powerful things a person can find and I spend my time with you finding both of these things. My primary focus is on trauma and abuse, stress and anxiety, depression, substance use/addictions, attachment/development, and parenting issues including fostering and adoption.
My name is Kelly McDaniel, and I am a biblical counselor at the Hope Center! Over the last several years, it has been my honor to sit across from many women, ministering to their hearts through hardship, grief, broken relationships, trauma, and more. Through this experience, I have witnessed firsthand the redeeming power of the Gospel through biblical counseling. Applying God's truth to life's struggles is transformative from the inside out. I received my M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and am currently pursuing further certifications. My husband and I live in Jonestown and have four adult sons, three daughters-in-law, and one grandson. I would love to hear from you and serve you at the Hope Center!
Project Mentor Director
My name is Melissa Teal, and I am so honored to be the Project Mentor Director for the Lago Independent School District! Project Mentor is a school based mentoring program that matches men and women in the community with youth in the LVISD schools. Once matched these mentors and students meet and have lunch together for 30 minutes once a week. At its most basic level mentoring helps because it guarantees a young person that there is someone who cares about them. A child is not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges.
Director of Journey Partners
My name is Jacqueline (Jackie) Parris. I am so honored to be a part of the team here at the Hope Center, heading up Journey Partners. I am a retired registered nurse migrating to New York from Trinidad over 3 years ago. I am the mother of 3 and grandmother of 6. I moved here to Lago Vista in early 2022 to be closer to family and the warm weather. Since then, I am amazed at the direction the Lord is taking my life. Journey Partners is a 6 week 30 minute program rendering emotional support, and biblical guidance.
My name is Carla Olson, and I am honored to be the counseling administrative assistant. I have over 26 years of experience in counseling administration. Previous to moving to Lago Vista, I was the office administrator for 5 Christian counselors in Minnesota. My husband, Mark, and I moved to Texas 10 years ago to be near our 2 children and their families. We have 7 grandchildren and are expecting our first great grandchild in August.